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Halton Domestic Abuse Family Service (DAFS)

Specialist solution focused interventions for children and families affected by domestic abuse.

Parents, children and young people | Halton (Runcorn and Widnes)

In partnership with Halton Borough Council, Catch22 provides specialist solution focused interventions to children and families affected by domestic abuse.

Support provided

The Catch22 team provides support in the following ways:

  • support for parents who are victims of domestic abuse, enabling them to understand the impact of domestic abuse on how they parent and how domestic abuse has an impact on the children and young people’s behaviour. This support is usually delivered over 12 weeks (up to a maximum of 18 weeks) through parenting groups and/or one to one support
  • child safety planning which consists of eight to 12 weeks of one to one support for children and young people affected by domestic abuse
  • solution focused therapy family work which consists of eight to 12 weeks of individual and family intervention to reduce risks and issues related to domestic abuse
  • support for social care teams with the pre-court proceedings process and the provision of information and assessments where required with direct interventions and reports.

Referral options for this service

You can't refer yourself
You can't refer family or a friend
You can't refer a client

Referrals to Catch22 DAFS are received from Halton Children’s Social Care.

Volunteer and placement opportunities

You can volunteer for this service
You can get a placement at this service

Volunteers are recruited and trained to support group delivery such as the Gateway Programme and arts-based youth groups and work with families following structured interventions to sustain positive outcomes. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the service directly.